Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Oatcakes and Anti-
So, a beautiful friend, who is overflowing with life right now...figuratively and quite literally-- about to give birth any day...recently requested a batch of oatcakes I offered to make her. It's my 'throw together' specialty that Den loves to have in his lunch and the kids adore as well. They're awesome straight out of the freezer, which is ultra convenient for me who lets one-too-many-a-thang become a science experiment in the back of the fridge, and you can pack 'em with whatever you love (and know you should be eating). I don't (EVER) claim ultra-originality in anything I make, and most of my ideas come from somewhere else...but these are actually pretty dang good, and I actually did just throw together a bunch of stuff and-- most miraculously!-- remembered to write it down. Here goes: 1 1/4 c ground golden flaxseed 1 1/2 c flour (you can totally omit the flour and use only almond flour, which is what I often do) 2 c oats 1 c almond flour 1/4 c chia seeds 3/4 c sunflower seeds 1c coconut oil 3/4 c (or less, or use a different sweetener, or exchange for mashed banana) maple syrup 1/2 c whole dried cranberries 3/4 c dark chocolate chips note: If I don't use any flour, I'll often throw an egg in there to help it hold together, but it works without it, too. These are super-forgivable. I just throw in whatever I have on hand-- pumpkin seeds, cashews, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, anything! Preheat oven to 350. Mix together and dish into greased (I use coconut oil) muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 min (be watching, not exact here!) and continue to eat allll day. =) Confession: Since all of maybe 2 people even read this blog anymore, I wrote this one so I wouldn't lose this delicious recipe we love. Which means I just confessed that to myself and my two friends that don't need to know that no one reads this blog. Almost forgot: the 'anti-' in the header. If you've heard of the Enneagram, my confession #2 is that I'm a #8. Yikes. (If you've never heard of it, look it up and get addicted, 'cause it's pretty rad.) The #8 thing means I can be a little, wellll... anti-. Like, I know what I stand against (thanks for reminding me of this in your blog, Molly =)). But what am I FOR? Trying to focus on this lately, and not just focus, but to live in it. To live in it, and to allow others to stand in their OWN place for what THEY are for. Own it.